Akron takes care of North Dakota State 68-53 for 18th straight win

AKRON, Ohio - The Akron Zips extended the nations longest active win streak in division one men's basketball with a 68-53 win over the Bison of North Dakota State down at Rhodes Arena.

Zeke Marshall lead the Zips in scoring with 14 points. Marshall also added eight rebounds and five blocks.

Euclid native Demetrius Treadwell finished with a double double, 11 points and 14 rebounds.

Alex Abreu added 10 points and former Benedictine Bengal Nick Harney had 13 points.

Zips took control of the game late in the first half. Akron finished the half on an 11-0 run to take a 37-23 halftime lead.

The Zips extended the lead to 20 early in the second half capped of by an Abreu three pointer giving the Zips a 45-25 lead.

The Bison cut the lead down to six at 47-41 later in the second half when the Zips went over nine minutes without scoring a point. A Zeke Marshall jumper ended the Zips scoring drought.

Akron responded with a 9-0 run to extend the lead back to double digits and cruised to its 18th consecutive victory.

The Zips improve to 22-4 (12-0 MAC) and tie the longest win streak in division one men's basketball this year, a mark held by the Kansas Jayhawks.

Akron looks to make it 19 consecutive wins and remain undefeated in the Mid-American conference on Wednesday night at Ohio University.

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